Two Sedgwick County Detention Deputies injured in jail assault

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The Sedgwick County Sheriff’s Office reports that two detention deputies were assaulted in the Detention Facility Thursday.

Officials say the deputies were preparing an inmate to be moved into the housing section when an inmate became combative.

The altercation resulted in minor injuries to one deputy and potentially serious injuries to the second deputy.  One deputy was admitted to the hospital for treatment. That deputy has been released from the hospital and is expected to return to full duty in approximately two weeks.

Stephanie Dawn Beltz

The inmate, Stephanie Dawn Beltz, had previously been booked into the facility on a misdemeanor charge of Criminal Trespass by the Wichita Police Department. Stephanie Dawn Beltz has now been booked for Aggravated Battery of a Law Enforcement Officer.

The case will be presented to the District Attorney for review.

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